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Installing Arduino Mega ADK drivers for Arduino 0022 


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Installing Arduino Mega ADK 
drivers for Arduino 0022 

Written By: Tyler Moskowite 

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Arduino Mega ADK (1) 

Computer running Windows. OSX or Linux (1) 

Internet connection (1) 

USB A to B cable (1) 


If you are trying to load a sketch onto your Arduino Mega ADK you may notice in the Arduino 
0022 IDE that there is no option for this board. This guide will cover extremely quickly how 
to install the drivers, provided by Arduino, to make your Arduino Mega ADK programmable 
from the IDE. 

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Step 1 — Download the software. 

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• Go to Arduino Software downloads page to download the lastest version of their IDE, 0022. 

• Pick the correct distribution for your operating system. 

• Now head over to the Arduino Mega ADK information page to download the drivers and 
updated board.txt file . 

Step 2 — Install the software. 

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• Unpack your distribution of the Arduino Integrated Development Environment, or IDE for 
short. Inside the unpacked Arduino IDE should be a folder labeled "arduino-0022". Inside 
that folder there should be a bunch of other folders as seen in the screenshot. 

• The board selection screen that is shown is fresh from the install. The Ardunio Mega ADK 
is not currently a selection, but we are going to fix that. 

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Step 3 — Install the drivers. 

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• Unpack the, and there should be a file labeled, Arduino MEGA ADK.inf. 
This is the driver file that is needed to allow the computer to talk with the microcontroller. 

• To move it into the correct folder first copy the Arduino MEGA ADK.inf file. After that 
navigate into the drivers folder of the Arduino IDE installation and paste the file there. This 
location can be found at the arduino-0022 folder we were just in. The general path would be 
"location unzipped"/arduino-0022/drivers". 

• This will depend on the operating system and the location in which the file was 


Step 4 


Getting Started with Arduino 

Introduction: What Arduino is and why it. 

Installation: Step-by-step instructions for setting up the Arduino 
software and connecting it to an Arduino Uno, Mega256o, 
Duemilanove, Mega, or Diedmila. 


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instructions for other boards: 

Arduino Nano 
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Arduino BT 
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- Arduino Fro 
Arduiuo Pro Mini 

- Xbee shield 
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3.0 License, Code samples in the guide are released into the public domain. 

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• Plug the Arduino Mega ADK into 
your computer and the drivers 
should automatically install at this 

• If the drivers do not install 
automatically please visit the 
Getting Started with Arduino 
homepage for detailed guides per 
operating system on how to get the 
board to find its drivers. 

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Step 5 — Replace the board.txt file. 

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• Our final step is to replace the original board.txt file with the new file that was downloaded 
in Step 1. This file needs to go into the /arduino-0022/hardware/arduino/ folder. Just paste 
it over the file that is already in this folder. 

• Restart your Arduino IDE if it was running while you were making these changes to the 
program. Once it is back up select Tools, then Boards, and you should have the Arduino 
Mega ADK as an option. 

At this point you should be able to load any sketch you want onto your Arduino Mega ADK board. 
Now go out and start making awesome Arduino-based projects! 

This document was last generated on 2012-11-03 03:28:54 AM. 

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